Read A Lot Campaign
Every year your child has the responsibility of reading one million words. This seems like a lot of words. However, if your child actively participates in their classroom reading everyday and reads at home every night for 20 minutes, they will meet this goal. Reseach shows that children who are engaged in reading for 67 minutes a day score in the top percentile of their peers.
The children will record information about the books they read on Book Logs and in their Readers Notebook.
You play an important role!
By getting involved in your child's reading, you are giving them the best opportunity to become a fluent reader. And your child's ability to read is the best way to ensure that he or she does well in school. That's all you have to do is support your child's reading and also be his or her Reading Buddy.
Reading Buddies commit to reading the books a child is reading, talking with him or her about the books and signing off in the Book Log when the book is completed. Reading Buddies can be parents, friends or someone else.
(2001-National Center for Education and the Economy)